This year, seven exceptionally talented Lancing students have secured highly coveted offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge. This underlines a further significant upward trend in Lancing’s rising, year-on-year success in the highly competitive arena of Oxbridge entrance. Oxbridge achievement is grounded in the richest of intellectual environments, and Lancing’s candidates have already shone nationally in prestigious academic competitions, from the top award in the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge 2017 to high commendation in the Peterhouse Cambridge Thomas Campion English prize.
Lancing’s strength in Mathematics has been highlighted by Samuel Banfield from Worthing, who came to Lancing from Lancing Prep at Hove and has been offered a place at Jesus College, Oxford. Youngseok Lee has also received an offer of a place to study Mathematics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Lancing’s Head of School, Eunice Adeoyo has gained an offer to study English at King’s College, Cambridge, continuing Lancing’s long run of Oxbridge success in English Literature. Russell Woodger, another former pupil of Lancing Prep at Hove, has received an offer to study Chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Daniel Clifford’s offer to study Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s, Oxford again underlines Lancing’s excellence in the sciences. Other local successes for former Lancing Prep at Hove pupils include Philip Hartfield who gained an offer to study Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge and Archie Deme who secured an offer to study Land Economy at Homerton College, Cambridge.
Commenting on the news, Head Master Dominic Oliver said: “It is an outstanding achievement and testament to the students’ first class abilities in some of the very toughest academic disciplines across both the humanities and sciences. Above all, at the heart of their success is the College’s first-class teaching, praised for its excellence in the recent ISI inspection, with inspiring teachers encouraging independent minded, sharply questioning, high level critical thinking both within the classroom and far beyond.”